Recent Invited Lectures
Diasporic Education: Challenges and Possibilities, invited lecture given at “Diaspora and Internationalization in Higher Education” organised by BAICE and UCL Institute of Education, 10 May 2019
Secularism, Policy and Education in an Age of Extremisms, invited talk at the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education, 29 November 2018
Diasporic Living and the Secular – Lessons for Identity, Citizenship and Education, Keynote Lecture delivered at the Non-religion and Secularity Research Network conference, King’s College, London, 5-6 July 2018
Prevent and Schooling: Urgent Questions for Citizenship, Diversity and Policy, Faculty of Education, Edge-Hill University, 13 Nov 2017
Extremisms of the Mainstream and Educational Futures, to be presented as part of the Learning and Teaching Seminar Series at SOAS, University of London, 26 Oct 2017
The Quagmire of ‘Integration’: Class, Capital and Secularity in the UK Iranian Diaspora, Department of Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh, 18 Oct 2017
Secularism and Identity: The Case of Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora, Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, London, 29 Nov 2016
The ‘Sweet Spot’ Between Submission and Subversion: Diaspora, Education and Identity among UK Iranians, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Käte Hamburger Kolleg, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 22 April 2015
Selected conference papers
Cosmopolitanism as Transformative Experience: Education, Extremisms and a New Social Ethic in the Post-Truth Era, International Sociological Association, XIX World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, 15-21 July 2018.
Transformative Citizenship: Rethinking Secularism, Religiosity and Cosmopolitanism in a time of ‘Post-Truth’, Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association, Glasgow, 10-12 April 2017.
'Diasporic Education', Self-Making and Citizenship in Late-Modernity: A Critical Exploration of 'Muslim Schools' and 'Supplementary' Education in the UK, BERA Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 14 September 2016.
The Diasporization of Educational Space: An Ethnographic Exploration of Power and Educational Experience within Iranian Supplementary Schools in London, the International Sociological Association 3rd Forum of sociology, University of Vienna, 12 July 2016
Diaspora, Education and Citizenship in Late-Modernity: Exploring Muslim Modes of Education and Criticality in Contemporary Britain, “Education, Extremism and Criticality,” UCL Institute of Education, 8 May 2015. (I co-organised this conference)
Editorial Board Member: Educational Review
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Editorial Board Member: International Studies in Sociology of Education
Membership of professional bodies
Member of the European Sociological Association
Member of the British Sociological Association
Member of the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE), University of Birmingham
Associate Member of the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London